Economic Development

COVID-19 Financial Help

Federal, state and local governments are working to provide an array of financial resources to help. King County Council staff have compiled a resource list with information from various agencies and governments that may be helpful to you and your community on how to file for unemployment or workers’ comp; help with paying utilities, rent, and mortgages; issues with insurance; food assistance; and much more.

For Businesses

Governor Inslee announced that up to $5 million of the Governor’s Strategic Reserve Funds will be made available as small grants to small businesses across the state to help prevent closure due to COVID-19. The state will also be able to waive penalties and late fees for certain late business tax payments, and a number of tax fees will be waived for both business owners and residents.

The federal Small Business Administration (SBA) is providing low-interest loans of up to $2 million to help with operating expenses. For more information, email or call 800-659-2955. Applicants may apply online at More details about what a disaster loan is and how to apply here.

The Washington State Department of Revenue can provide extensions on taxes or waive penalties.

Find updates on other available resources on the Greater Seattle Partners website.

If you are looking for technical assistance, please reach out to Business Impact Northwest - *click here* 


Unemployment & Workers Compensation

Anyone who has lost their job due to coronavirus or has had to take time off to self-quarantine or care for a sick relative (and does not get paid sick time from work) should apply for UNEMPLOYMENT insurance. Info on that can be found here.

Governor Inslee has announced that the state is waiving the one-week waiting period for out-of-work employees to collect unemployment benefits, retroactive to March 8.

Anyone whose job has brought them into direct contact with someone with coronavirus (for instance, a first responder or a health care worker) and has become ill or are required to quarantine can file for WORKERS’ COMP. File for that here.

If you or a friend or family member are out of work, Washington State's Employment Security Department provides support services as well.

Financial Resources for Consumers

The Washington State Department of Financial Institutions has developed a list of financial resources for Washington consumers impacted by the Coronavirus.

Trouble Paying Rent or Mortgage

If you don’t have enough money to pay your rent or mortgage, contact your lender or landlord immediately. Help includes:

Washington Homeownership Hotline (877-894-HOME)

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau suggestions

Rental assistance & counseling (800-569-4287)

List of Housing Counseling Agencies

The City of Enumclaw is great place to live and work! Our parks, neighborhoods and quaint downtown provide a rural small town atmosphere that is only 45 minutes from the big city activities in Tacoma, Seattle or Bellevue. The City is experiencing a spurt of new commercial, industrial and residential development. 

If you are interested in starting a business here, check out the Economic Analysis for information on opportunities, retail leakage and demographics within our retail service area, or contact our Community Development Department for more information or assistance. 

The Enumclaw Expo Center holds events that bring additional visitors to our community on a year round basis. The significant impact of these visitors on the City's economy is tabulated in the Enumclaw Expo Center Economic Impact Analysis.  

The Enumclaw Strategic Plan for Economic Development provides the structure and priorities for the City's economic development activities. 

Downtown Revitalization

The City is contemplating redevelopment of City owned Downtown properties in order to create a downtown gathering space with amenities to attract residents and tourists to spend time downtown and for festivals and events.  The Mayor presented some ideas at the City Council workshop on June 15, 2015, and now we'd like to hear from you!

Enumclaw Chamber of Commerce information:

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Useful Information

Current Development Projects

The Current Development Map provides the location and a brief description of major projects that are currently in the permit process or under construction.

The Preliminary Plat Approval Dates and Building Status table shows preliminary plats  approved since the year 2000, date of approval, date of final approval (if applicable), expiration date, number of lots that are platted, number of lots that have been built on and the number of lots that are ready for home construction. 

Home construction does not begin until the streets, utilities, parks and other improvements are constructed and the Preliminary Plat has received Final Plat approval. A Preliminary Plat will expire if the improvements aren't constructed and Final Plat is not approved by the expiration date.

The City of Enumclaw is in the process of implementing the City's adopted Strategic Plan for Economic Development. The plan is a five year strategy with the following goals:

1. Promote Employment Growth in the Retail/Services, Medical, Technology, Recreation and Light Industrial Sectors

2. Attract One or More Senior Communities with High Quality Housing and Amenities

3. Increase Tourist Visits

4. Encourage/attract upper middle income residential development

Strategic Plan Documents